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Regulators are looking for more than reflection from nurses and midwives following a complaint. They want to see insight, says Mary Chiarella.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) has managed to get a few more spots for this year's Mardi Gras Parade! So if you a nurse or midwife who wants to be part of the best Mardi Gras float...
Flustered at work? Finding you have no energy at the end of a shift? There are a few things you can do to help you relax and reduce burn out. 1 - Breathe Short-staffed and too many patients to see? Just...
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is one of more than 20 such inquiries into aged care stemming back to 1997. This latest inquiry, announced on Sunday, will no doubt highlight the systemic...
With the new baby bundles being rolled out this year, NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association President and Midwife O'Bray Smith tells the Liberals and Nationals where they can shove it.   What is the price of a vote? Hopefully not $160...
Today's post comes from Nurse Carolyn, who asks, 'who wants to be a perfect nurse'? There is an old adage, ‘most nurses have, at some time, made a drug error’. I am one of those nurses. The drug in question was...
Nurse Suze came into nursing when she was over 60. She has been surprised to encounter animosity and bullying in the hospital setting and admits to feeling disillusioned. She says: 'I've come to this profession late in life and...
Nurse Fran writes about what Christmas means to her, and what her favourite parts of the season are. I love Christmas! Ever since I can remember my parents have made a really big deal out of Christmas for me and my siblings....
A nurse reflects on what working on Christmas means, and the compromises that we have to make on this special day.  I was having a think the other day when asked what nurses do at Christmas and I realised that...
Contrary to the popular belief of those who don’t work on Christmas, we don’t choose to work just because we’re paid a little more. Sure, it might be easy to palm that off as a reason, but it’s certainly...

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